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Man questioned over cinema fire

Wrexham fire
The site is due to be converted into a new retail development

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at a disused cinema in Wrexham town centre.

The Hippodrome was engulfed in flames on Monday, forcing the emergency services to cordon off surrounding streets while they tackled the blaze.

North Wales Police said the man arrested has been released on bail while more inquiries are carried out.

A joint investigation between the police and fire service is ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.

The Hippodrome had been standing empty before the site was to be converted into a retail development.

Crews from Wrexham, Chirk, Llangollen, Deeside, Buckley and Mold as well as ladder engines from Wrexham and Rhyl were called to the scene.

Anyone with any information should contact North Wales Police on 0845 607 1002 (English language line) 0845 607 1001 (Welsh language line).


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